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25 Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Runners


25 stocking stuffers for runners

My husband and I have this debate at Christmas every.single.year…

My job is to stuff everyone’s stockings: my husband’s and my three daughters’, while my husband’s ONLY Christmas job (besides buying me a gift) is to stuff MY stocking. He always says he has no idea what to get me, while I argue that there are TONS of things to stuff in a runner’s stocking, one visit to a running store would be enough.  And every year, on Christmas Eve I find out that he didn’t get me anything, so I run around the house finding things that the kids don’t know that I already have so that I can put on a good show:

“Oh wow, look! Santa brought me an entire stocking of loose pony-tail elastics!”

Sound familiar?

So this year I thought I would make Santa’s job easy so that Mrs Claus doesn’t end up with yet another stocking full of recycled items…

Here are 25 Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Runners:

So that Mrs Claus doesn't end up with yet another empty stocking... Here are 25 Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Runners

  1. Jelly Belly extreme sports beans!, A good set of waterproof ear buds!, A gift certificate to Rock My Run for some great music mixes, a bottle of ibuprofen? lol Ben Gay, An ice pack! via  
  2. Double caffeine Gu, for those wild and crazy people. Immodium …because you’ll need it. And santa socks. via  
  3. Fun/sparkly headbands and bright/crazy socks. PS – I hope you give Santa all these tips!. via  
  4. Smartwool socks and Snickers Bars. I let my inner five year old choose our trail running snacks and candy bars always win. via  
  5. BioFreeze, tennis balls to roll out their feet, black nail polish to cover up black toenails.  
  6. Compression socks and arm warmers!  
  7. Hair ties and a hat or headband with the ponytail hole!  
  8. ActiveBands (sparkly head bands), gloves, Gels/chomps, chapstick, iTunes giftcards, socks, ear warmers.  
  9. Cliff Gel Shots, headbands/hair ties, iPhone/iPod arm band, running gloves and ear warmers for winter runs, running socks, spa or massage gift card, sunscreen!  
  10. Energy gels/chews, smartwool socks, 13.1 or 26.2 car sticker/magnets, running themed ornaments, a winter running hat, a giftcard to his/her favorite running store.  
  11. Tubes of nuun, compression socks (Pro Compression has their holiday sock out!), sparkly soul headbands, gosport id gift card, handana, knuckle lights.  
  12.  Simple Hydration Bottle,  
  13. A Runner’s Christmas Cracker filled with goodies … see post:  
  14. Headbands, Energy chews, Camis, Water bottle!!  
  15. A coupon for a massage- whether it’s for a spa day or done by the one you love is up to you, haha!  
  16. A light for night running, Road ID bracelet, headbands, handheld water bottle, SPIbelt, iTunes gift card, Chapstick, Nuun, KT tape.Http://  
  17. Athletic Body Wipes and  Neutrogena Baby Faces sunblock  
  18. Sparkly Soul headbands! I’m doing a giveaway until Wednesday!  
  19. Gu Chomps, fun headbands, a tennis ball, KT tape and Body Glide!  
  20. Swiftwick socks  
  21. babysitting coupons for 1 hr… any mother runner needs this & it’s free to gift! <— I REALLY like this one! Hint… Hint… 
  22. Rock Tape, Snuggbuds earphones, iTunes gift card, individual small chocolate milks and sunscreen  
  23. toe socks, body glide/2toms, good hair ties, itunes gift card (for music), chapstick, foam roller (ball – smaller?), ear warmers, running gloves  
  24.  I would LOVE a @SPARKLYSOULINC headband, a new @lululemon yoga mat, and obviously as many running clothes as possible  
  25. Race entries, new shoes, anything from my under armour post, nuun, compression socks, sunglasses, beer, hat or visor 
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Question/Sharing: What would you like Santa to put in your stocking?

  PS – I’m linking up with Run to the Finish’s stocking stuffer linkup


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  • 231988460155005
    December 16, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    This is a great stocking stuffer list! LOVE the Road ID (essential, IMO), KT Tape, and tennis balls (someone is always stealing mine!)

  • 712765976
    December 16, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    Don’t forget to send this list to Mr. Claus! I can sense your grandmother’s influence with the snickers bars! LOL

  • Anonymous
    December 16, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    Fab list! I make my husband buy presents for his family too, They often get them late…

  • Anonymous
    December 16, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    Fab list! I make my husband buy presents for his family too, They often get them late…

  • Anonymous
    December 16, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    Fab list! I make my husband buy presents for his family too, They often get them late…

  • Anonymous
    December 16, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    Fab list! I make my husband buy presents for his family too, They often get them late…

  • 167383980045178
    December 16, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    Great list! I’m sending this to my hubs (and Santa)!

  • 117084518404817
    December 16, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    Hope I get some NUUN Tabs in my stocking because I have always wanted to try them! 🙂

  • 1366303801
    December 17, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    I think I might have to add those to my list…here is my list to Fitness Santa, by the way:


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  • Lisa @ RunWiki
    November 18, 2015 at 1:16 pm

    What a fantastic list of stocking stuffers! Thank you so much for the shout out!

    • Janice
      November 18, 2015 at 3:52 pm

      No problem! I re-purposes a post originally written in 2012 🙂

  • Tricia@MissSippipiddlin
    November 19, 2015 at 11:09 am

    I’ve got a similar post coming up but dang I missed some great ideas! Maybe my family will see this and fill in where I missed! 🙂

  • Lucie Palka
    November 19, 2015 at 10:14 pm

    Those are all great ideas. I’m struggling right now to come up with my own wish list for my family. I can definitely get inspired by your stocking stuffer ideas.

  • Elle
    November 23, 2015 at 1:16 am

    So many great ideas in here! The athletic body wipes are such a great idea. I find that things come up and I’m not always able to immediately take a shower after a run.

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